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. number one. number two, the regulatory creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama h made it very difficult to expand in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction ando on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on the other hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> as we've seen under president obama, david, the exact opposite happens. one of the areas where obama has really hurt the economy is with small businesses. his investment tax increase really hurts small business. it went from 35% to 43% on passive income. this really is an usual. during expansions you typically see new business startups accelerate. this is the only recovery i've seen back to the 1930s where new business startups have flat lined. when you increase tax rates on them you d
will be there, including four u.s. presidents, president obama and former president george w. bush, clinton, and carter. the body of nelson mandela will lay in state three days in the capital of pretoria and then he'll be buried at his home village several hundred miles away. one more note, jamie and eric, one more note we're seeing in the media, thursday night when nelson mandela passed, he was off life support. he was breathing on his own. he was sleeping. according to one person who was there, he just seemed to give up. he fought and won so many more battles before that. back to you. >> all right, greg. much more on his life and legacy in just a moment. thank you. >>> former new york city mayor david dinkins will be joining us coming up. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill are getting harsh criticism as their approval rating dipped. is the so-called do nothing congress doing more than we think. >> as we said and as jamie just mentioned, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the next guest, the guy right there on the left, he was the first official to welcome mandela to our c
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on behind the curtain and what kind of surveillance there is, i think people did start to pay more attention. i think for good reason. and so, well, i'll tell you i think it matters more than ever people be aware of what is going on and what is happening politically. there's pending in congress right now a bill both a u.s. aid freedom pact. i wonder how many of your viewers know the u.s. aid pact rate act was an ak anymore. if you visualize the letter stand for the name of the bill. which is uniting and strengthening america by providing app
four u.s. presidents, president obama, george w. bush, clinton, and carter. all of this demonstrating a wide, wide impact of this man. he will then lay in state for three days and then be buried in his home village several hours from here. apparently in the final hours of nelson mandela he was off his life support and not breathing too well and according to one witness who was there, they said, well, he just finally gave up. well, greg, as we all know, he fought so many battles and he won so many of those through his life. back to you. >> well said, greg palkot in johannesburg. greg, thanks. >>> we're continuing to track a very powerful storm moving eastward here in the u.s. the weather radar looking brutal. snow, sleet, freezing rain up and down the east coast now. we're tracking this storm and we will have what you need to know, so stand by. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more. more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more identity theft. every time you pull out your credit card, shop online, or hit the road, you give thieves a chance to ruin your ho
to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson mandela's body will lay in state. each morning his body will go on precession of sorts through the capital, allowing south africans to bid farewell. all of that ahead of nelson mandela returning to his ancestral homeland next weekend. there will be a ka traditional funeral for him on saturday ending in state funeral for him on sunday. really an entire country coming together to pay thanks to one man who helped unif
the press has. >> between bush and obama. >> yes. >> i said this before i think republicans look at the press and assume that they are not on their side and act accordingly. that was the case in the bush white house. democrats look at the press and think they are on their side and the shocker is that's not true. >> more disappointment with you correspondents from the "new york times" where you write as they see as a tough piece or aggressive piece because they hope for better. >> that might be true. there's a case that there's a very aggressive push back at times from this white house when you write stories that they don't like. that's not unique to them but they are definitely assertive about it. not shy. that's fine. we're big boys and girls and we can push back ourselves. >> george w. bush has notably stayed quiet about his successor in his post-presidential years. dick cheney is out there criticizing president obama often in pretty strong terms. given your coverage of the two men does that surprise you that cheney continues to be now functioning as a pundit fom the sidelines?
barack obama, bill clinton y george bush. >> un equipo forense en perú han desenterrado más de 3 mil muertos, expertos de la fiscalía han hecho un trabajo silencioso para encontrar a víctimas de la guerra, vamos con los detalles. >> en 10 años de trabajo el equipo forense ha encontrado casi 3 mil cuerpos enterrados en fosas clandestinas, esta es la última excavación donde la guerra fue más cruel. >> 56 víctimas fueron encontradas hace pocos días y habían 26 niños ahí. >> nunca deja de afectar el tema de los niños y no solo el niño de una fosa, sino de los niños que unocuando va a hacer entrevistas, han soborevividos con marcas de hachazos y pies cortados. >> luego se entregan los cuerpos a las familias. >> acá sigue siendo peligroso trabajar. >> la violencia siempre está ahí y siempre entramos con policías. >> acá las fotografías de mi madre. >> todos los años escuchar a las familias revivir sus historias de horror. >> sí, quedan en la mesa y le enterraron el fierro caliente. >> luego realizamos una visita a la feria de arte más grande del país. >>
mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor. ceremonies were held to remember what president franklin d roosevelt called "a da
what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
president obama and former presidents bush and clinton head to south africa next week for services honoring that country's first black president. this weekend south africans are celebrating his life with songs and marches. mourners say mandel's leadership transform their country, including his 27 years in jail, protesting against apartheid. >> growing up, we weren't allowed -- it's just always been to me that rebellious person who fought for us. >> tomorrow is the national day of prayer in south africa. on tuesday, president obama will attend the official public memorial service in johannesburg. mandela will be buried on december 15th in the village of qunu where he grew up. >>> the remaining pilot whales that stranded on the coast of florida may have rescued themselves. on tuesday 51 whales were spotted either beach order in shallow water near the florida everglades. several whales died on the beach and others were euthanized, but most of the whales apparently swam up, making it to deeper water and safety. biologists say they don't know what caused the whales to come ashore. >>> about 60
first lady. president bush and laura bush have been invited to travel with the obamas, and former president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday, a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lay in state in pretoria, the nation's legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood on the eastern cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. >> you first met man
. obama along with the former president george w. bush will all attend the memorial service for nelson mandela on tuesday. wusa9 will be covering a week of tributes to nelson mandela, both here and in south africa. >>> i'm derek mcginty along with wusa9 photographer kevin king. we're checking in here at dulles international airport, headed to johannesburg, south africa, to bring you a series of reports leading up to the funeral for nelson mandela. the heart of south africa. we'll see you there. >> derek and kevin, already in the air for that long flight. i think it's about 17 hours to south africa. watch for their report starting on tuesday on wusa9 and wusa9.com. >>> when we come back, topper has the newest information on th >>> the district is now under a winter storm warning. but the threat, it's really freezing rain. snow is over and fleet over as well. temperatures, 27-31, north and west tonight. major icing is possible for them overnight north and west. but as close to the district as maybe bethesda or rockville or maybe mcclain and reston. the morning commute will be icy and wet
confirmed along with president obama, former presidents george w. bush and clinton will also attend. members of the mandela family including nelson mandela's grandson and several government ministers also came here earlier today and held a prayer session of their own inside his home. hundreds of candles have been lit in what has become a shrine outside the home. one local woman saw the candles behind me were running out. they were burning out. she gave away hundreds of these solar-powered candles which last up to five years. so, as she said, the memory of nelson mandela could carry on forever. one final note. i met with the guy who produced the movie "long walk to freedom" which just premiered around the world. he knows nelson mandela quite well. i asked him what does he think nelson mandela would have to say about the scene today? he said nelson mandela would have joked, what's all the fuss about? the fuss is about nelson mandela. these people lost their father. he's known her locally as tata, but they found collectively a new energy for south africa. >> paul, thank you. >>> a new twist in
of the century. on tuesday, there will be a massive event at the soccer stadium. in attendance, president obama and former president george bush. also, presidents clinton and carter. mandela's body will lie in state for three days and then he will be buried next sunday in his home village. bu buried, but certainlily not forgotten. >> greg, thanks for that. and later in the program, our exclusive interview with pik botha, a top south african official in the apartheid era, but now, we turn to washington where the obama administration has put together a team of democratic lawmakers to sell the embattled health care law to a skeptical public. we'll speak to an architect of obama care, but joining me now is is rand paul. welcome back. >> good morning. >> before we get to obama care, i want to talk to you about your trip to detroit this week where you helped open the first of what are going on several republican outreach centers and inner cities. you also unveiled your plan for economic freedom zones in depressed areas. let's take a look at that plan. you had sent a flat individual and corporate tax
are not george bush's, they're not bill clinton's. they are his. and yes, the obama record poses a fundental threat to the american dream for millions of americans. he's got that right. take a look under mr. president. the income gap four times fast erbie comparing average wages to median wages, has expanded nearly four times faster than it did during george w. bush's terms in office. under president obama, 6.7 million more americans have fallen into poverty. under this president, the same one who had the utd tutter audacity to stand before cameras and speak as though he has been absolutely uninvolved in policy for the past five years. i mean an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. under president obama, the number of people receiving food stamps has risen by 50% to nearly 48 million americans. under president obama, 21.6 million americans are unemployed, underemployed or given up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration of un
funerals in modern times. the national memorial service will be held on tuesday. president obama along with former presidents george w. bush, president clinton, and president carter, are all expected to attend the ceremonies. and his body will lie in state in the nation's capitol pretoria from wednesday until next friday. coming up in about an hour and a half from now, at noon eastern time, we'll talk to the man on the left, standing with nelson mandela. he's the first official who greeted mandela when he came to visit the united states in 1990. former new york city mayor david dinkins will be here with his reflections of the man he called a personal friend as well as a hero. should be fascinating insight from mayor dinkins. >> wonderful to have him as our guest in that hour, eric. a lot on the agenda with senator rand paul of kentucky discussing the possibility of a 2016 presidential run, and also his latest thoughts on obama care. all of that with our chris wallace on fox news sunday. we'll give you a preview coming up. >> and that wick udstorm that's still barreling across the count
obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend a tuesday memorial service for nelson mandela in johannnesburg. this as family and friends remember the former leader of south africa. >> this represents the country. >> nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. on tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 905,000 people packed -- 95,000 people packed in the stadium. the former president will lie in state in the nation's legislative capitol. he will be laid to rest in the village of his boyhood. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. he was one of mandela's closest friends and his lawyer. he remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital this last few months. >> make sure you take a jacket and don't leave it behind. for a man who is critical about my jacket says something about this man. >> in the last several months of his life, a number of family's problems are public from what to do with his money to where he should be buried. but they have a united front and spoken with one voice. >>
barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. news 4's jim vance is also headed to south africa. watch for his live reports and more coverage as people around the world prepare to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> freezing rain, sleet and snow. storm team 4 team is tracking the triple threat from this winter storm. we'll get you up-to-date on how fast conditions are changing at this hour. >>> time now is 9:25. you're watching news 4 today. >>> check this out. loyal die hard soccer players at it again on this sunday morning. it never fails, rain or snow. these guys are out there. nothing that's going to keep these guys off the field. plenty of green still there. did it go in? iheir game at all. the time right now is two minute as way from the half hour. we first saw the flakes and an hour and a half ago. soon, that could be rain and even sleet. >> storm team 4 is tracking when you might see what. our team coverage gets start ed with chuck bell. hey, chuck. >> richard and angie, good morning. good morning, everybody. sund
tonight. enjoy those toasty temperatures, san francisco. >> president obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and billy carter will attend tuesday's massive memorial service in south africa for nelson mandela. this, as family and friends pay tribute to their national hero. here's abc news reporter byron pits. >> this represents the rainbow of this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the fnb stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lie in state in the legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood near the cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. this 85-year-old is his closest friend and lawyer remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital these last months. he said, george, make sure you take the jacket with you, don't leave it behind. for a man who was critical, to be concerned about my jacket says something about this man. in the last
their respects. former president george w. bush will fly with president obama to tuesday's memorial. former president bill clinton will also plan to attend. we go live to johannesburg. robin, mandela's funeral will be held on sunday. family, dignitaries, they're all coming together. logistically that is going to be incredible. >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, this really is one of the biggest events we're seeing in recent history. and it's three days into a ten-day mourning period. sunday we're going to see more prayers being wrereconciliation memorials. the south african government is encouraging heads of state to come to this memorial in johannesburg than it is to get into the small remote town of gunu, the remote island where he will be buried. so all in all quite a busy schedule for south africans. also quite geographically spread out. gives chance for this whole country, people in different areas to be able to join in the memorials and pay their respects to nelson mandela. >> the man who brought south africa into the modern day. robyn, thank you so much. >> there's a statue of mandela
that. neil: we also relax the standards? >> yes, starting under george bush. as well as president obama. there were a requirements and tests and the like. but that is a recent development. while people are misleading others about when they say that there is not an explosion of food stamps, there's a higher growth rate. what they are saying is rescue the food stamp program for the truly poor. the. neil: we could go back and forth for who is really poor and who is not poor. but you could go beyond food stamps, now you are close to one out of three americans getting assistance. and it makes my head spin. because the direction is that we need to relax the standards or the economy will start to have no choice but to expand this program to the degree we have. it is unaffordable. it is untenable, is not? >> food stamps are not expected to be contributing to our long-term death of deficit. neil: the amount of money that we are committing, and the top that we are talking about, you're right about the improvement and things will snap back into place when the economy and the recovery snaps back in
. president obama supports the 10.10 hike. congress has not raised the wage since 2009 on the legislation passed with george w. bush was president. >> is an increase in the minimum wage justify at a time when real wages for all income levels, except the top have been flat or falling, not rising? >> i think you just made the case, all wages were falling except for the top. >> president made the point when he graduated from high school in 1979, the economy was growing and everybody's incomes are rising. and the trends are different now. and you have a lot of people making minimum wage that have to really on government subsidies including food stamps and working 40 hours a week and not getting paid enough. i'm for what i call the henry ford economic philosophy. he raised the salaries of all of his nuts. everybody had money to buy cars. so, yes, you do need to raise the minimum wage. >> they qualify for prehealth care and they get free cell phones and free cell phone service. and due to the expansion of food stamps, many get free food so where are you with your thinking? >> what is the point
has pulled back from all of these foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, l
service that will be attended by the president barack obama and his wife. president clinton and president george w. bush. and pop stars, actresses, actors, global dignitaries from around the world. south africa is really gearing up for a period of mourning that i can't really think of having occurred in the world before now. all of this for just one remarkable man. >> schieffer: all right. thank you so much. so many of us came to know nelson mandela during his long struggle to bring freedom to south africa but maya angelo came to know him at the very beginning his crusade back in the 1960s. she is in one stop-salem, north carolina, it is such a pleasure to have you. how did you come to know nelson mandela? >> good morning, and how wonderful it is to speak with you. mr. mandela was an anc member, actually one of the founders of the african national union. african national congress i was married to a south african freedom fighter was a member of the pac, pan-african congress. they were archrivals. mr. mandela came to egypt where i was living and i had been so used to these rivals arguing a
foster. first question. actor charlie sheen asked president obama to investigate whether 9/11 was instigated by george debut bush. real or fake? yes. a six minute video was made that osama bin audit and they have been working with the cia. bill gates offered one of the thousand dollars to the person to invent a more pleasurable condom fake? he did call the next generation condom challenge to promote regular use. [laughter] john: factor is evangeline auctioneddoff 60 edward to raise money r homeless kids. we have a picture. this does not surprise you? >> that is to random not to be real. john: by the cyprus played strip ker to raise money. [laughter] wait for the question to raise money for the children's charity? kennedy got a right. we made that up. it sounded so real. since president obama islam ising gets 8 miles per gallon ed begley, jr. started a petition to trade in the limousine for the electric version? >> a great idea. you are wrong. mary tyler moore tried to pay a restaurant $1,000 to free one of the lobsters. yes. a really happened. a lobster name despite. >> he
this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet? it gets more and more entertaining every day. and once you've got verizon fios, that's when you get it. america's fastest, most reliable internet takes your entertainment to ridiculous levels. i was streaming videos, movies, music. once i realized how fast it was, that's when i got it. [ male announcer ] and now you can get the ultimate holiday gift! get the fios triple play for just $79.99 a month online guaranteed for the first year. plus get a $300 holiday bonus with a 2-year agreement. te
at the 2010 world cup. president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter. and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral on sunday. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner. today will be quiet. on tuesday, the gatheri ining l the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell. >> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan on a recent visit to south africa. she's here to tell us about it. >> reporter: 17 grandkids and three wives. everyone vying for his time and affection. there is one thing that he did from his prison cell that still brings his family comfort. set free after 27 yea
george bush and margaret thatcher, barack obama. is this even in the mall of. >> the pen is mightier than this war to my say. >> inside are a couple of others. think big, mr. president. also something. where do you, but the
dignitaries who are are confirmed to attend including u.s. president r barack obama, a number of formal presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton, former president carter as well as the head of the u.n. and many others. this will be a massive issue for the government to make this next week a run smoothly. also you've got the millions of south africans who want to take part in bidding nelson mandela a fairwell and tuesday, you'll see the formal memorial service and you will remember this from the world cup in soccer city. they will have three overflow stadiums. the transportation industry has announced that 41 trains will will be allowing people to transport to these stadiums for free on tuesday and there will be some 90 big screen monitors all over the country allowing people to watch that service. that precedes the lying in state of nelson mandela, wednesday, thursday and friday and his body will go in a procession to the capital building in pretoria each morning publicizing the route allowing as many as south africans as possible to take part in that and all of that, fred, precedes the
. >> nice to be here. >> we've been hearing a little bit this weekend, further plans for president obama when it comes to the events in south africa this week, and former president george w. bush, former president clinton, former president carter. who will their role be as u.s. presidents at these events? >> i think just to be there, to pay tribute, to give the sense of moment it deserves, international recognition that it deserves. i think for all of them at different levels. president bush who i covered didnavdela but no doubt respected him. bill clinton, of course, very close. and president obama in a unique way, encouraged to go see him when he's still a senator. mandela encouraged to meet with this up-and-coming star in politics. and for our president to be so moved by mandela, to really have his own place in the civil rights struggle against apartheid i think makes it very meaningful. his presence will be significant. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage, we know he's talking about this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday.
in johannesburg. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them ope
michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a pr
. bush success on social security and one of the reasons barack obama is not good to be successful is that it's fundamentally flawed. we saw the result of that in the reaction from the public. so, what we need to do is for people that are retired or close to retirement, little to no changes because it wouldn't be fair and it isn't politically feasible. you might want to look at the cost of living index and think about modest changes to everybody is contributing but for people close to the poverty level they want to strengthen the benefit. for people of middle and upper income less of a replacement rate. we could reform social security and exceed the generations without any tax increases but realistically some might say let's raise the base cap of about 107 to 150 which is below what it would have been if we kept the same ratio that we had back when we started indexing it and very importantly, in addition to having a small but sustainable and secure base defined program because after all that is what the security names and social security, then we need to have a supplemental ad on a
. president obama will travel there for a memorial on tuesday along with president bush and clinton. mandela will be buried next sunday. he died thursday at the age of 95. >>> an iranian tv is reporting inspectors are getting a look inside one of the plants for the first time. anna? ♪ ♪ >>> well, score one for christmas. a new jersey mayor fighting the pc police renaming his town tree a christmas tree. for several years it's been called a holiday tree, and now the mayor is saying, enough is enough. the people across the nation are really rallying behind him. david fried, the mayor of robinsville township, new jersey, is here. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. you've been mayor for eight years, a small town of 17,000 people. you had a menorah celebration and christmas tree lighting. what happened in 2007. >> we started calling it a holiday tree. this year they wanted to make it a tree lighting. >> they even dropped the holiday. >> they were going to drop the holiday. i said, enough is enough. we have a menorah lighting. it's not a candle lab bra. we can h
that it deserves. and i think for all of them at different levels, president bush who i covered did not have the closest relationship with mandela but respected him. president obama in a unique way encouraged to go see him when he is still a senator. mandela encouraged to meet with up and coming star in politics. for our president to be so moved by mandela, to really have his own place in a civil rights struggle against apartheid. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. it could be worse. when it comes to the international stage how is his capital? >> i don't think it is exceedingly high. i think a lot of american allies think america has lost its nerve in some regard particularly when it comes to confronting iran. i think there is difficulty with our credibility because our economic standing has impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence in the world. >> how much focus for president obama in terms of international? it isn't just iran? >> it is looking so difficult. as you
security policies of the bush administration in prosecuting the war on terror and how president obama certainly has not shied away from an aggressive prosecution of the war on terror. and you also mentioned later the at least former existence of a national security wing of the democratic party. given that, would you see president obama in some sense as a kind of reincarnation of the national security democrat, or if not, what's the distinction? >> the answer to that is, god no. [laughter] and the reason is that he is totally reluctant to engage in all of this. i think he's deeply philosophically opposed, and he keeps telling us that. i mean, he does the drone warfare, he does the rendition, he does all the things that president bush instituted, and the reason he does it is that he knows that he has to do it as commander in chief. but then he goes ahead and he gives a speech, what was it, two months ago, three months ago: this war on terror has to end. this has gone on long -- and he goes on and he elaborates how it's undermining our lives and our democracy and our privacy. i mean, tha
. but there was no other man like him. for sunday morning, i am mark phillips. >> osgood: president and mrs. obama will be travelling to south africa to attend memorial services for nelson mandela and be accompanied by three former presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word,
. mandela was one of bush's harshest critics when it came to iraq. when we talked to bush about the ailing mandela earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relationship be
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